Real Estate Industry

“All the news that's fit to print,” or to click, as the case may be, can be found right here at your favorite real estate social networking site, ActiveRain. And here you thought it was merely a great place to chat with colleagues and slap up a blog post or two.

We know you're busy – whether it's trying to fill your pipeline or following up on what's already popped out of the bottom of it. Who has time to read? And, while real estate market news geared toward consumers is easy to round up on the Internet, news for brokers and Realtors is a bit harder to come by.

Your friends at ActiveRain understand how important each of those 168 hours in every week is so we've made it easy for you by consolidating everything you need to know to keep up-to-date with the real estate industry right here, in one place.

How are housing starts looking? Has the FHFA launched any new efforts? How's that Fannie and Freddie loan limit rollercoaster doing?

You've got the questions and your colleagues here at AR have the answers. It's at your fingertips – finally.

Trending blogs on Real Estate Industry


By Cody Carmen, Market Analysis--Educational Content, Adhi Schools
(Adhi Schools, LLC)
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Recent foreclosure data published by CoreLogic details a lengthy trend of declining completed foreclosures and mortgages at risk for foreclosure. Take a closer look at a few key figures that show some good news about 2016’s housing market.Nationwide there were just 30,000 completed foreclosures i...

By Ronald Shore and David Hitt Shore/Hitt Network, The Most Referred Team in Los Angeles!
(Keller Williams Los Feliz)
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For those who love to decorate and are always excited to test out the latest trends in design, the accent wall is a concept that's become popular in recent years. If you're not sure how to use this feature to twist any room on its side, here's how to go about painting your very own and instantly ...

By Dave Jones, Broker/Owner - e-PRO Dave Jones Realty llc Prospec
(Dave Jones Realty, llc.)
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According to the Beracha, Hardin & Johnson Buy vs. Rent (BH&J) Index, the Connecticut housing market has continued to move deeper into buy territory. The BH&J Index is a quarterly report that attempts to answer the question: In today’s Connecticut housing market, is it better to rent or buy a ho...

(RE/MAX Premier Group)
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Owning a property can unlock a number of the biggest potential tax breaks most families have access to. See details here Homeowner regulations and tax breaks: It’s not merely the house

By Zurple Marketing Team, Zurple, Client Generation Software for Agents
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Zillow™ is no stranger to the real estate market. As a huge resource for realtors, Zillow's™ policies (and their changes) always have an effect on the industry as a whole. It comes as no surprise that their latest announcement may cause some realtors to become nervous. Why? Realtors will no long...

By Peter Mohylsky, Your Bucket List Broker.
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I think that each of us in this business would love to put their office on auto pilot and just watch the business roll in.IT AIN'T GONNA HAPPEN but. (that is actually a very small but), but.  If we keep our eye's and ears open we will pick up those small tips that will give us extra time to enjoy...

By Mark Taylor Mortgages, 602-361-0707 #MarkTaylor #Awesomerates NMLS#207897
(and for 1st Time Buyers, Move Up Buyers & Investors )
Comments 11
Aerial photography using a drone for real estate - is now legal!So getting footage like this and impressing your sellers and using it to get more fabulous listings is now legal! So why an aerial shot of a home?Well, if the above isn't reason enough - can your static ads do that? Can they show sca...

By Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
( | The Maxwell House Group)
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Buyer Circle - Happy Buyers, Happy Agents Having poured an incredible amount of time (years, actually!) into building an online presence, I now receive a multitude of calls on a daily basis from buyers who have found their dream home online and want to take a tour immediately.  Sadly, their hopes...

By Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate
(New Paradigm Partners LLC)
Comments 51
When I read about Bliz's contest, I immediately knew exactly what I wanted to write about. And I also knew I was going to wait until today to post it. That's because the thing I love the most about my job* is that I get to do it with my Valentine. Mary and I have been working together for 19 year...

By Clason Whitney, "Your Proactive, Trusted Real Estate Advisor"
(Coldwell Banker Pro West Real Estate)
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PICK OF THE WEEK... Congratulations to Kim Hurley and Bob Strosser for their listing that got our office Pick of the Week. Outstanding SW Medford home. Beautiful maintained yard. The home has a large living room with tray ceilings. Nice master suite with walk-in closet. The roof has been replaced...
We received many inquiries for our members regarding the upcoming changes of Zillow regarding manual listing entries of for-sale properties and how it relates to RealBird's automatic listing syndication. We confirmed with Zillow.We are pleased to let you know that we just received confirmation fr...

By Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author
(people first...then business Ran Right Realty )
Comments 18
It starts out healthy enough. A pricing, a product, its condition and how bad someone may want it all come together rather quickly now-a-days. This is as it should be as Real Estate is alive, lucrative and in demand. Considering that they don't make land anymore, Real Estate works the premise wel...

By The Scott Loper Team Bux-Mont Premier Properties
(Keller Williams Real Estate - Montgomeryville)
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Q. What are transfer taxes? A. Transfer taxes are charged when a property is sold. The state of Pennsylvania charges 1% of the sales price and then the counties levy an additional tax. In the areas surrounding Philadelphia (i.e. Montgomery, Bucks, Delaware, Chester, and Berks), the counties charg...

By Aaron Norris, MBA, APR, Hard money lending and real estate investments.
(The Norris Group Hard Money Lending)
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Another California hard money loan closed in Mission Viejo, CA. Real estate investor received loan for $210,000 on this single family property appraised for $345,000. See more at more information about The Norris Group's California hard money loans or our California Tr...

By Carol Williams, "Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services"
(U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business.)
Comments 12
Here is my usual round-up of last week's posts:Testimonial Tuesday:  Divine Intervention"Being the best is the only place it is not crowded."Word Wednesday: Layering  "Life is a great big canvas.  Throw all the paint you can on it."Use Scripts With Discretion  What should you say if you don't kno...

By Andrew Monaghan, CRS, GRI, EPro Associate Broker
(Your Phoenix Home Source)
Comments 2
However, tight inventory and historical sales norms make that prospect highly unlikely.A survey from Bankrate reports 59 million American adults (one in four) are considering buying a home this year, of which about 16 million say they are very likely and 20 million say they are somewhat likely.Ho...

By Martha Gomez, Realty ONE Group
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Are you looking for a home for sale in Texas in a community with unmatched amenities? If you are planning to move to Texas, also known as the Lone Star State, soon, you’re probably wondering where is a good place to start looking for homes for sale, luckily, I know just the place!The place I’m ta...
It is getting more difficult to profit by flipping – buying, refurbishing and reselling – commercial real estate. Many players have gotten into the game, bidding prices up on prime properties. Whether you are a real estate agent wanting to advise clients or an investor/speculator with limited fun...

By Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, CRS, Co-Host of Mail-Right's: Real Estate Agent Podcast
(Big Block Realty)
Comments 46
When the market is hot, Real Estate looks easy.Maybe real estate is easy and it's people that are hard?The number of agents goes up too!(50% of the licenses out there are not Realtors ie. not NAR members. So not all sales agents are Realtors).Here's the stats: 2013- 1.04 M. NAR agents and 2.08 mi...

By Paul Antonelli, Broker Owner; NextHome Antonelli Realty
(NextHome Antonelli Realty)
Comments 0
Feel like getting out of the city? Your not alone. Many people are choosing square footage and yard space over crowded roads and increasing crime rate. Moving to the suburbs gives you the best of both worlds. More space, yet within the convenience of jobs, restaurants, schools, and markets. "From...